Re: Basic Noob Nuc question
The nuc box also offers less area to defend, making it more efficiently defensible from external and internal threats when the bees have a smaller total workforce. I frequently have used 10 frame boxes for splits and housing medium size swarms, the SHBs this last year made that practice a bad idea; slower build and some being overrun. Simply too much pressure and too much territory, reduce one and the bees be will more able to efficiently control of the other and reassign workers to other tasks.
the con to nucs is more equipment and populations that I find needs more frequent attention. But to successfully increase hives in a pressure environment I consider it a cost of doing business.
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